Saturday, November 13, 2010

Here's the (condensed) Story, Morning Glory...

If you've been wondering what happened to me, why I closed my shop, why orders were taking so long, why I gave everyeone a refund, and will I ever be back..... Here it is, because I feel I owe it to all of you to know, in a quick version:
  • Healing from a torn ligament in my knee.
  • Got my flu shot, two days later became seriously ill for two weeks and my son got a form of strep.
  • Had an order come back to me in the mail destroyed, and it missed the person's special occasion.
  • I was finally okay and made up a whole bunch of orders.
  • I become seriously ill again and so does my son, no work, no school.
  • I find out a friend has cancer, the same day I find out another friend's mother has terminal cancer.
  • Halloween: sick but I go out anyway because I don't want the boy to miss out.
  • My depression medicine stops working - which was super handy.
  • I find out another friend's leukemia relapsed and is given a 30% chance of survival.
  • Guess what... I'm sick again! My son gets two ear infections and conjuncitivitis in both eyes.
  • On the way home from urgent care for my son, my husband (four cars in front of us) gets into a head-on collision with another car that crossed the center line.
Those are the major points. I have really been trying to stay positive through all of this stuff, but the car accident was the end for me. I want to thank all of you for being so supportive while I give my family and friends all of my attention right now. I can never stop creating, and as soon as things slow down I'll be back to my shop, I just don't know when as of now. You are all amazing, and I will still be on facebook, twitter, and my blog. (I need something to distract me!) Thanks everyone and I am sorry for all the inconveniences I've caused for my customers. I really have the best customers EVER. Love you all...


My husband will eventually heal and luckily we were not in the car with him. We did not see the accident happen, but came upon the scene less than a minute after it occurred. Ten minutes before, my husband had asked my son if he wanted to ride with mommy or daddy... He picked me.

home away from home


There is a bone marrow donation registration and fundraiser for my friend Amiee coming up. We met when we both joined the New Hampshire Roller Derby League in July. She is a strong, beautiful, fun, and amazing person.  If you are in the NH area, please consider going. There is a fund being set up for her little son (she's a 29yr old single mom), and a toy drive for her son with the excess going to charity, as well as a bake sale. You can also possibly save someone's life by joining the bone marrow registry through the mail. Visit the National Marrow Donor Program's website for more information.

Half Pint O'Rage of NHRD, is currently undergoing treatment for the return of her AML (Leukemia). She is 29 years and relapsed after obtaining remission in January of this year. She has been told that her prognosis is between 20-30%. She has a 6 year old son, Ayden and started her treatment today (Novemer 10). Her treatment entails 4 weeks of inpatient chemotherapy followed (hopefully) by a bone marrow transplant. If the transplant is not available they will attempt a stem cell transplant and a second round of chemotherapy. Her chances are increased with a bone marrow transplant.

How can you help? NHRD was invited to a donor drive help by her High School friends - we are inviting you to help in the fight!

Saturday, November 20 · 10:00am - 3:00pm

Alvirne High School, 200 Derry Road, Hudson, NH


Sue H @ Astrachic Studio said...

Hi Kelly,
Hope you will soon be on the mend.
Glad your Hubby is OK. Cars can be replaced but family can not. Try to
take it easy. Just enjoy the simple things in life for a while.
Best Wishes, Sue
Lots of xOxOxO

k.rowe said...

Thanks Sue :) I'm trying to do exactly that :) Thank you for your kind words!

xoxoxo back at ya :)

Karin said...

kelly...I'm so sorry to hear all that has happened. Thank goodness your husband is ok. Sending you a hug and positive thoughts across the miles....Karin

Anonymous said...

My heart is thinking about you and sending good energy to your family! I have recently had a bunch of family issues too and after you have a chance to catch your breath, you realize after all you WERE blessed because it could always be worse! Blessing and hugs to you and your friends suffering. Love, Linda

k.rowe said...

Thank you for the kind words Linda... You're exactly right when you say things could always be worse! I hope things are looking up for you soon too... Don't forget (something that I did...) - take care of yourself during the hard times too. If you're not at your best, you can't help anyone else! I am struggling with that one lol

Take care...

k.rowe said...

Karin!! I was just thinking about you the other day! I hope all is well in your direction! :) I am out of the blog-reading loop lately... How can I ever catch up!?!

Thank you for the nice thoughts...


Bee Dazzles said...

omgosh Kelly - I just noticed your shop was closed and popped by here to see what was going on! So incredibly sorry to hear about your DHs accident, your illnesses and all the challenges surrounding you recently. Sending peaceful thoughts and many prayers your way - for your family and all of your friends and their situations. (((hugs))) Bee (p.s. have been on Nat'l Bone Marrow Registry for 15 years). Good Luck!